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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - FDA Tobacco Regulations
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Senators Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
June 23, 2017 As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs
June 15, 2017 Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Medical Marijuana Bill
May 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Delay Visit of Filipino Leader, Denounce Human Rights Abuses
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic
May 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Secures Bipartisan Hearing on Rising Prescription Drug Prices
May 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy
May 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Dismissal of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
April 27, 2017 As Congress Negotiates Budget Bill, Sen. Franken Fights to Prioritize Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Funding
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research
April 12, 2017 Senate Health Panel Approves Three of Sen. Franken's Provisions as Part of Bipartisan FDA Reform Bill
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Enforcement Network - Regarding Guidance on Banking Services
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Nov. 8, 2013 Leahy Leads Coalition of Lawmakers in Welcoming the FDA's Release of Proposed Rules To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs
July 23, 2013 Hearing Highlights Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to End Practice that Drives Up Seniors' Drug Costs
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased That FDA is Working to Address Infant Drug Shortage
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers
June 8, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Chairman Upton, and Ranking Member Waxman
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
June 16, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Part D Prescription Drug Coverage & the Donut Hole
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Generics
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Drug Company Advertising
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Medicare - Part D Prescription Drug Coverage & the Donut Hole
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
June 29, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 9, 2010 Franken Announces Start Of Rebate Check Program To Close Medicare Coverage Gap
Oct. 8, 2009 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 21, 2009 Letter to Chairman Kohl, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Brownback and Kingston of the Conference Committee of the Senate and House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
July 24, 2009 Letter to the Senate Finance Committee
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